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I am seven days late for my period. I tested negative today

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Hello, I am seven days late for my period. I tested negative today on a hpt, first and only test. I have never been late in my life and always have a 28 to 30 day cycle. The only changes I have made are taking a new supplement, evening primprose oil. I have recently read where women taking this supplement have had delayed periods. Could this be it? I was shocked to find an Omega 6 could effect my hormones so much and delay my period. I have only been taking it for 23 days. I would love some insight, as I really hope I am pregnant.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Norbert Scheufele replied 1 year ago.


the hormonal cycle is a very sensitive precedure which can be influenced by many factors. Even stress or climate changes can play a role, also the supplement you took. An ovarian cyst could be another reason for the delay of your period. At this time the test result is very reliable so you can exclude pregnancy for sure. I would recommend an examination by your OB/GYN if bleeding doesn´t occur during the next 5 days. It can be provoked then by hormonal medication.

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Dr. N. Scheufele

Expert:  Dr Norbert Scheufele replied 1 year ago.

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Thanks a lot, all the best for you,
Dr. N. Scheufele